Tuesday, May 21, 2019

"The penalty of $25.00 is an inducement to the possessor to consume the liquor as rapidly as he knows that if only charged with being drunk he escapes with a fine of $5.00 only."

1913 to 1916

Royal Commission on Indian Affairs for the Province of British Columbia (Canada), White, Nathaniel Whitworth, 1837-1917., McKenna, J. A. J. (James Andrew Joseph), 1862-1919., Carmichael, Saumanez, Shaw, J. P., MacDowall, D. H. (Day Hort), 1850-1927, McBride, Richard, Sir, 1870-1917


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....... Frequently at meetings of the different Indian Bands the question of fines imposed on Indians under the clauses of the Indian act relating to liquor have been discussed, and Mr. George Jay, Police Magistrate for the County of Victoria and also Stipendiary Magistrate for the County of Victoria, which includes the several Indian Reservations situate in Saanich, Esquimalt and Sooke Districts, has made the following statement and suggestion to the Commission:-

"Under the terms of the Indian Act, Sec. 137,"an Indian who is found in a state of intoxication is liable to a fine of not less than $5.00.  In those cases in which an Indian is found in possession of an intoxicant it is usually confined to a bottle of whiskey or gin, and sometimes only a small flask.

The penalty of $25.00 is an inducement to the possessor to consume the liquor as rapidly as he knows that if only charged with being drunk he escapes with a fine of $5.00 only.

The penalty of $25.00 was fixed by Statute some years ago at a time when it was a practice amongst a certain class to supply large quantities of liquor to Indians in remote Reservations.

With regard to fines for being under the influence of intoxicating liquor, it frequently happens that an Indian appears in the Police Court at the same time as white men charged with the same offence.  The practice for many years here has been in the case of those other than Indians to impose a fine of $2.00 for a first offence and a slightly increased fine in the case to the second or subsequent offence, but with regard to the Indians a Magistrate has no alternative but to impose the minimum fine of $5.00, which must to the Indian appear to be a marked discrimination against him.

I would respectfully recommend that the Indian Act be amended with regard to the penalties for those offences by allowing Magistrates wider discretion and by eliminating the provisions as to minimum fines, thus leaving it to the judgment of the Magistrate dealing with the offence to impose such fine as may in his opinion be proper, not exceeding, of course, the maximum fine provided in the Act.

I may add that I have resided at Victoria for the past 45 years and have had much experience of the habits of the Indians of the southern portion of Vancouver Island and the Islands of the Gulf.

Your Commission are of the opinion that, were these suggestions followed, it would tend to remove from the Indian the feeling that he is looked down on with contempt and his race deemed unworthy of being treated in a manner similar to other British subjects in His Majesty's Dominions, and that the greater latitude allowed Magistrates in their discretion, would have a tendency to elevate rather than debase the Indian."

And of course, the politicians chose to keep it just the way it was, because they hadn't finished plundering the First Nation People and their possessions.

Casino-laundryman Rich Coleman hired Craig James as Clerk on June 2, 2011

Nos. 39 and 40
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Thursday, June 2, 2011

15  The Hon. R. Coleman moved —
Be it resolved that Mr. Craig James is hereby appointed Clerk of the Legislative Assembly; vice, Mr. E. George MacMinn, O.B.C., Q.C., as and from September 1, 2011, and that Mr. E. George MacMinn, O.B.C., Q.C., is hereby appointed as Clerk Consultant as and from September 1, 2011, for a term of twenty-four (24) months and that during that term shall, for all purposes, be deemed to be an Officer of the Legislative Assembly.
And further that Ms. Kate Ryan-Lloyd be appointed Deputy Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and Chief Committee Clerk as and from September 1, 2011.
A debate arose.
The House divided.
Motion agreed to on the following division:

I. Black
de Jong
van Dongen
S. Simpson
D. Routley
Chandra Herbert
B. Routley
D. Black

Clerk Craig James nefarious actions of MISCONDUCT wouldn't have started happening, in earnest, until twenty-four months afterwards due to the ever presence of just-down-the-hall Clerk Consultant Mr. E. George MacMinn, O.B.C., Q.C.,


the Breaker News
James was still the acting head of Elections BC on June 2, 2011 when the BC Liberal government appointed him clerk of the house effective Sept. 1, 2011. The NDP opposition was furious because it was not consulted.

The Plecas Report said that James was the fourth-ranking clerk and that Izard would have been the natural choice to replace 50-year veteran clerk George MacMinn. SNIP


Ken Dobell to oversee Rich Coleman's Cabinet papers regarding casino money laundering?

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Craig James' Third-person bio unable to spell MISCONDUCT 4 out of 5 times

Who in amongst the 13 world wide entities named by Craig James in his Fiji Parliament bio will want their associations linked to him over a log splitter (and trailer), suits, luggage, a retirement allowance payment of $257,988 and a life insurance policy (after retirement) of $370,315 and a sundry of other items, ...... and filching a truck load of liquor from the Speaker's office?

Annexure - Fiji Parliament

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Page 1 of 49

Third-person Bio:
Craig James Clerk, (1) Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, (2) Canada Executive Director, (3) Canadian Council of Public Accounts Committees (CCPAC)

Craig James has worked in parliament since 1978. In 1987 he was appointed Clerk Assistant and Clerk of Committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and he served in this role supporting the work of parliamentary committees and the House for twenty-three years. In September 2011 Craig was appointed by the Legislature to be the Clerk - the 12th person to hold this position in British Columbia.

Craig has been (4) Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Public Accounts Committees (CCPAC) since 1985. He is an active member of the (5) Association of Clerks-at-the-Table in Canada, the (6) Association of Clerks-at-the-Table in Commonwealth Parliaments, the (7) Canadian-American Clerks Association and is a member of the advisory board of the (8) Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation (CCAF, Inc) - a national body comprising legislative auditors and parliamentarians with representation from banking and private sector organization.

Over the past few years, Craig has been a consultant to the (9) World Bank, (10) World Bank Institute and the (11) Commonwealth Parliamentary Association participating in seminars from training of parliamentary staff to designing parliamentary committees systems to parliamentary financial oversight including the oversight of Parliament, itself. He has been assisting the (12) Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch in establishing the (13) Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees.

Clerk of the House

Craig James

the Breaker News

Suits and cases

The first misconduct was relatively easy for McLachlin. She concluded that the suits and luggage James bought were for personal use and James broke rules by being reimbursed.

James spent $2,150 on suits during separate trips to tailor Ede and Ravenscroft in London. James also spent $2,135.87 on various pieces of luggage.  Snip

Stuffing pockets

James crafted a retirement allowance program in February 2012 and essentially paid himself $257,988. McLachlin could not accept James’s explanation and called the significant personal benefit a “mystery” and “without any evidenced justification.”  Snip

Booze for Barisoff

The truckload of beer, wine and spirits that James delivered to ex-speaker Bill Barisoff, and collected only $370 in return, was another misconduct.  Snip


 “I conclude that Mr. James retention and use of the wood splitter and trailer violated Legislative Assembly policy and constituted misconduct.”


Vancouver Sun

 “The special investigator found that Mr. James did engage in misconduct with respect to four of the five allegations, specifically in relation to making expense claims where improper purchases (were) of a personal nature, by directing the creation of three benefits to his personal advantage outside established protocols, improperly removing legislative assembly property … and by improperly using legislative property,” said NDP government house leader Mike Farnworth.

PS 4th Westminster Workshop?

McLachlin Report on the Special Investigation - Legislative Assembly ...

May 3, 2019 - unrelated to any police investigation into these matters; it is limited to administrative .... (1) Ultimate responsibility for administration of the Legislative .... of a police investigation and criminal prosecution, rather than the lens of.

Page 57 of 57:

1.    2.    3.

In order of importance within ................... (brackets)
2.       (1); (3); (2)
Mr. Craig Hartley James ..... with friends .... singing ....

99 bottles of cognac on the wall, 99 bottles of cognac.
Take one down and pass it around, 98 bottles of cognac on the wall.
98 bottles of cognac on the wall, 98 bottles of cognac.
Take one down and pass it around, 97 bottles of cognac on the wall.
97 bottles of cognac on the wall, 97 bottles of cognac.
Take one down and pass it around, 96 bottles of cognac on the wall.
96 bottles of cognac on the wall, 96 bottles of cognac.
Take one down and pass it around, 95 bottles of cognac on the wall.
95 bottles of beer on the wall, 95 bottles of cognac.
Take one down and pass it around, 94 bottles of cognac on the wall.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

BC Liberal AG Geoff Plant killed off the Gaming Commission Inquiry in 2001 upon Premier Gordon Campbell's order

After winning a resounding victory in the 2001 provincial election, why did former AG Geoff Plant, his boss Premier Gordon Campbell, and Cabinet terminate the BC NDP  Smith Commission on penny-ante charitable gaming, when they should/could have applied higher standards to the  casino industry's million dollar-ante money-laundering industry?
.... The gaming branch and gaming commission have been reorganized, and there are new policies and procedures to licensed charitable gaming ....  - AG Geoff Plant


Ministry of Attorney General  Geoff Plant  - - -     Smith Commission Told to Wrap Up Gaming Inquiry

VICTORIA  -  A commission of inquiry that has been looking into gaming in B.C. for five years is being TERMINATED effective immediately, Attorney General Geoff Plant said today.

"This has been a long process, and it's time to bring the Smith Commission of Inquiry to an end," said Plant.  "I don't think we'll learn anything about gaming in B.C. by giving the commission more time and MONEY."

The previous government (BC NDP) set up the commission in 1996 to examine the Nanaimo Commonwealth Holding Society and OTHER gaming matters in B.C.  The commission's mandate was to look at the rules governing the use of proceeds from licensed charitable gaming, how those proceeds are administered, and make recommendations.

Since then, a public record of the commission's ongoing work and evidence has been available through the internet, and government (BC LIBERAL) has made substantial changes to the face of gaming in the province.  The gaming branch and gaming commission have been reorganized, and there are new policies and procedures to licensed charitable gaming.

"The cost of the commission to date is about $6 million (Same amount paid to Basi and Virk), and another $2 million could well be spent by year's end, including publicly funded legal fees for some of the people who received notices of adverse findings from the commission," Plant said.  "I do not believe the taxpayers would be well served by this additional expenditure and delay."

"It's simply not in the interest of the public, or the public purse, to continue with this inquiry, it's time to close the book on the long NIGHTMARE of Nanaimo Commonwealth Holding Society and move forward."

If you're interested in other

Sunday, May 12, 2019

There's a novel idea, Judi Tyabji and Michael Palin are a 'number' .....

 .... at the BC Legislative Library.

Within five blocks of the BC Legislature there are two (out of 12) Greater Victoria Public Libraries to serve Members of the Legislative Assembly, their staff, researchers, and the Press Gallery journalists with recreational and professional development reading material.
Within FIVE blocks

However, the Legislature Library handles everything in-house, and more, a personal touch, privacy.

Are the books, e-books, magazines, videos, cycling, travel, and novels provided in-house because political minders, and the RCMP handlers, would rather not have a repeat performance like that of Premier  Christy Clark  vs Linda in a North Vancouver shopping market during an election?   #IamLinda  Awkward moments can be avoided.

  About the Legislative Library
The primary purpose of the Library is to provide information and research services to the Members of the Legislative Assembly, their staff, Assembly staff, statutory offices, and provincial government researchers.
  Our resources also include:​
  • Legislation - current and historical
  • Provincial and federal government publications
  • Newspapers - local, national, and international
  • MLA files - information and clippings on current and historical MLAs
  • Statistical information - demographic profiles, employment figures, etc. 
  • Bestsellers – recreational and professional development reading
  • Ebooks - viewable on your iPad or other devices
  • Access to various databases and online tools​​
  • Current awareness products - media-monitoring tools and services
  • Resources to assist with constituent requests
Bestsellers – recreational and professional development

Why are Ex-MLA Judi Tyabji's books on the BC Legislature Library shelves, collecting dust, when they are available five blocks away?

Call Numbers:  971.104 W749,   B T977,  B C5925W

Search Results for Judi Tyabji 

Vancouver Public Library same as Victoria Judji Tyabji


BESTSELLERS database includes:

Call Number:  MBSL 910.91632 P162


Ask a Librarian
MLAs, Assembly staff, and BC Public Service employees can get a library card and borrow material. The loan period is 6 weeks for most borrowers or 6 months for MLAs. Library staff can mail items to your office. We can also send photocopies or PDF scans (within the limit provided under copyright law). Purchase suggestions for the collection are welcome.  Contact the Library for a borrower application form!

Members of the public cannot borrow items, but may visit the Library to view or photocopy materials in person.

Bestsellers   1999  -  2019
 3663 Results Found on 306 pages

Extra curricular recreational and professional development reading.
1) The genius in all of us : why everything you've been told about genetics, talent, and IQ is wrong / by David Shenk

2) Dreyer's English : an utterly correct guide to clarity and style /Benjamin Dreyer

3)  HBR guide to thinking strategically.

4)  Of fathers and sons.

5)  Free solo / film by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chen

6)  The threat : how the FBI protects America in the age of terror and Trump / Andrew G. McCabe

7)  First : Sandra Day O'Connor / Evan Thomas

8)  Claws of the panda : Beijing's campaign of influence and intimidation in Canada / Jonathan MANTHORPE

9)  The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington / Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

10)  Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster / Adam Higginbotham

11)  The secret wisdom of nature : trees, animals, and the extraordinary balance of all livings things : Peter Wohlleben : translation by Jane Billinghurst    etc., etc., etc.,

Books written by BC MLAs This bibliography lists books authored or edited by current and former Members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

MLA authors - 81 books

Bestseller rankings:

Christy Clark, Behind the Smile

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #264,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

    #467 in Politics (Books)
    #1386 in Political Biographies (Books)
    #4840 in Women's Biographies (Books)

Daggers Unsheathed: The Political Assassination of Glen Clark

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #741,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
    #22069 in Politics (Books)
    #3766 in Political Biographies (Books)


Newspaper Index eg. Vaughn Palmer    1991  - 2007


By the Month NEW BOOK Purchases for the Legislative Library:


Friday, May 10, 2019

Half Truth, No Truth, And Sleight-Of-Hand At The Globe and Mail. - Robin Mathews

(The Globe and Mail is representative.)
(by Robin Mathews, May 2019)

 The air fills, this month, with journalistic awards, for doing what journalists, approvingly, do within the acceptable activity of journalists: half-truth, no truth, and sleight-of-hand.  Of course, some of them live hair-raising hours, which lifts them to wide attention and holds off the question: What Evil Are They Serving?  All the journalists, for instance, covering the The Rape of the Middle East (2003 onwards) who did not (do not) condemn the USA, NATO, and every supporting force were (are) frauds, liars, active evil-doers. 

Most upsetting to the (innumerable) spokespeople writing on their behalf is the number of journalists being murdered in our time. (And good people must agree.  Even fools creating propaganda for evil masters of The Deep State do not deserve to be murdered.  Though what they do deserve is hard to say.)

The Globe and Mail even had (Saturday, May 4/19) an eight-page Supplement under the banner: FREE THE PRESS.  (Let us remark that in the last hours before the 2016 federal election "the Harper Conservatives having done all they could to destroy fair elections in Canada" the Globe and Mail editorialists trumpeted the need to return Stephen Harper to power. FREE THE PRESS, indeed!)

Deeply regrettable is the murder of journalists around the world, especially since many of them really believe they are serving a force dedicated to freedom, liberty, justice, and peace for ordinary men and women and children.  Just think of the journalists paid to be and lying about the situation in Venezuela!  Just think of their intense desire to destroy a government targeted by the U.S. Deep State backed by the lackeys in NATO backed with enthusiasm by Canada's collaborating Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, whose grandfather also collaborated [in his case with the Nazis] creating, perhaps, a role model for his granddaughter.

How do Canadians deal with the lying journalists on Venezuela?  By silencing them?  Or, how else ...?  Not by calling upon Trivia specialists Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer.  Not by calling upon collaborator Chrystia Freeland.

Doug Saunders, eager Globe and Mailer, trumpets the falsehood that The silencing of journalists is an attempt to silence us all.  Wholesale Hogwash! !  It might just be that the silencing of all Globe and Mail journalists would provide an opening for some truth to be told in Canada.

The Globe and Mail refuses (obviously) to examine, investigate, and report on the people who faked 31 (thirty-one) criminal charges against MikeDuffy (2016)Why?  The Globe and Mail refuses to examine and report upon the real criminals exposed by two higher Canadian courts in the entrapment of innocents and the created falsehood of an Islamic Terrorist Event at the B.C. Legislature grounds (2013 and after to December 2018). Why?  The Globe and Mail will not even glance at what is thought to be, by some serious people, the hoaxed Islamic terrorist event (Oct. 22, 2014) at the Ottawa Cenotaph and the Parliament Buildings there.  Why?

The Globe and Mail will not follow up on the Saskatchewan Robo-Call scandal of the Conservative Party which paid a fine of $78,000.00 (which most Canadians know 
nothing whatever about.).  Why?

The Globe and Mail will not investigate and report upon the fact (revealed by Bruce Clark) that the Canadian higher courts base indigenous claim judgements on a false reading of the Constitution and, especially, The RoyalProclamation of 1763, creating an on-going and pernicious misuse of the Rule of Law. Why?

Okay, you say, but look how the Globe and Mail supported Jody Wilson-Raybould, former Attorney General of Canada, in her battle against top Liberals, the prime minister, and SNC-Lavalin!!  The answer just might be that the Canadian Deep State wants the corrupt and corrupting Conservatives (Stephen Harper's buddies) back in power.  Supporting Jody Wilson-Raybould was, perhaps, for the Globe and Mail, campaigning for the Party of Corruption to get it back into power as soon as possible.  Scheer madness, perhaps. But.....

The Globe and Mail had a full-page editorial supporting the evil misreading of Venezuela (fomented by U.S. government) urging that the U.S-trained and readied Upstart who declared himself the leader of Venezuela should be recognized and placed into power.  (And, if he is not, it is okay that every punishment that can be dealt to the people of Venezuela should be visited upon them for failing to support the takeover of the country by U.S. Oligarchs wishing to control global fossil fuel deposits.)

Consider that on a different canvas, the Globe and Mail will not touch one of the most engrossing and exciting debates of this generation: the real meaning of the 9/11, 2001, destruction of the Trade Towers in New York City preceding and preparing for the endlessly, murderously destructive, wholly falsely undertaken Rape of the Middle East from 2003, continuing to our own day now, and beyond.  Why won't the Globe and Mail enter that central and on-going discussion and debate?  Because Modern Mainstream Journalism is in the hands of those who operate The Deep State; and their modern journalists follow the credo: half truth, no truth, and sleight-of-hand.

Doug Saunders writes in FREE THE PRESS that the new, angry populist politics targets Elites and the mainstream media as enemies of the people.  Not intending to do so, Doug Saunders stumbles upon the truth.  For a brief second he sees. We may believe in imagination (only) he walks in the Paris streets with The Yellow Vest.  He sits (in imagination only) in the briefing room with Nicolas Maduro's military officers.  He converses (in imagination only) with the two unfortunate Canadians entrapped by the RCMP, accused, charged, jailed, mistreated and then cast into the street when the Victoria fake Islamic Terrorist Event blew up in the face of its RCMP creators!  He converses (in imagination) with Bruce Clark about the on-going, false precedent-finding of higher court judges on questions of justice for indigenous people.

Doug Saunders and the whole team at the Globe and Mail [the Globe and Mail is representative] imagine themselves working for democracy, justice, and the Rule of Law.  They imagine.  In their imaginations they want to FREE THE PRESS.  In their imaginations.

But they don't act to free the Press.  They prefer that some of them will be shot in the back as foreign correspondents in some far-off places than for all of them to be shot, face-on, through the heart, for certain - all of them - in the Publisher's Office, right at home if they try to do something like honest journalism in a country that does not countenance honest journalism from anybody it can control only countenancing the credo of modern Canadian journalists: half truth, no truth, and sleight-of-hand.

Contact: Robin Mathews